Fall Semester 2023 Catalog

Graduation Policy

Graduation is the process of submitting a graduation application, completing all academic requirements for your program, and settling all financial obligations and holds.

Candidates for graduation are students who have achieved regular program admission status and have successfully completed a program of study as outlined in this catalog with a program grade point average of 2.0 or higher. In addition, a grade of “C” or higher must be earned in courses specified on the program of study page of a program. A student who has completed all courses in a program with less than a 2.0 program grade point average is not eligible to be a graduate, but may receive a transcript. When a student reenters after withdrawal or termination, the program of study in effect at the time of reentry must be completed.

Students should see their Program Advisors prior to midterm of the term before their last planned term of enrollment for graduation eligibility information.  Program Advisors should submit Advisor Recommendations for all candidates for graduation to the Student Records Office for processing.  

Commencement exercises are scheduled for the end of Spring term. Participation in Commencement is not mandatory, however highly encouraged.  For more information regarding graduation, please visit the Graduation webpage. For more information regarding commencement deadlines, please visit the Commencement webpage.

Residency Requirements for Graduation

A student must complete at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for graduation in residence regardless of the amount of transfer and exemption credit awarded.

Duplicate Credentials

The first credential is included in the Graduation fee. Each subsequent copy will require the payment of the duplicate diploma fee before processing can take place. 

Honor Graduates

Degree and diploma graduates who have achieved a program grade point average of 3.5 or higher are recognized at graduation as honor graduates.